Betty Buckley in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Broadway tour brings stage classic to new generations by Philip Potempa It takes a special talent to step into the heel-kicking shoes of that legend of stage, the irrepressible Dolly Levi. Throughout the decades, the title character role of Broadway‘s “Hello, Dolly!” has been played by everyone from Pearl Bailey, Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller as well as Barbra Streisand cast to play her for the 1969 film version. And of course, Carol Channing, a larger-than-life personality both on and off stage and camera, started it all. Channing, who will celebrate her 98th birthday in January,...Read More
Month: November 2018
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